He’s a Winner!


daves-a-winnerMy husband Dave won a $100 recently for being a volunteer.  The Manitoba Association of Retired Teachers did a survey to find out what kind of volunteer work its members were doing.  As an incentive to fill out the survey participants’ names were entered in a draw for a $100 reward.  

kit magazineMy husband Dave filled out the survey, sent it in, and lo and behold he got a phone call a few weeks later saying he had been one of the lucky winners.  When they called to tell him about his prize they asked him to provide a few more details about one of his most recent volunteer assignments.  He told them about his work as a tutor in an after school program in Jamaica last winter.   

why be a volunteerDave is no exception among Manitoba’s retired teachers. The survey found that 82% of the province’s retired educators had been involved in some kind of volunteer work within the last year. The majority were volunteering about 500 hours a year. More than 50% of those surveyed still worked with children or young people as volunteers. 

I was pleased to learn that most teachers continue to serve their communities in some way even when they are no longer getting paid to do so.  

Other posts about teachers and education……..

My Dad Was Once A Teacher

Teacher Can You Spare a Dime

I Don’t Want a Tax Break


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